Pastoral Care Team

Our clinically trained and certified chaplains assist patients and their caregivers by bringing awareness to the spiritual resources that are available to them during their hospital stay. Pastoral Care Services provided by Children’s of Alabama chaplains include:

  • Bedside visits with patients and families
  • Serving as a liaison between the medical team and family during trauma and crisis situations
  • Providing sacred rituals and spiritual resources such as sacraments, prayer, sacred texts, meditation or Godly Play
  • Leading weekly worship services in Bew White Chapel
  • Facilitating contact with community, spiritual care representatives and resources

The Pastoral Care Team is available around the clock. If you or a patient wish to take advantage of the services Pastoral Care provides, feel free to ask a nurse or call the hospital operator at 205-638-9100.

The Pastoral Care office is located on the 1st floor of the McWane Building, adjacent to Bew White Chapel and across the hall from the GO Store. The office phone number is 205-638-9090.


Herb RobertsonHerb Robertson, MDiv
Director of Pastoral Care
205-638-6196


Pam SimmonsPam Simmons, BS
Division Secretary
205-638-9890



Paul ByrdPaul Byrd, MDiv, BCC
Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant
205-638-9093


David DeterDavid Deter, MDiv
Special Care Unit
205-638-2943



Fr. Jose GuevaraFr. Jose Guevara, MDiv
Catholic Priest
205-638-9090


Lance JemisonLance Jemison
On-call
205-638-9090


Steve IngramSteve Ingram, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Clifton McMillanClifton McMillan, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Stefano MugnainiStefano Mugnaini, MDiv
PICU, Rehabilitation
205-638-5509


Aleesa NaishAleesa Naish, MCM
CICU, Cardiac Care Unit
205-638-6197


Lindsay PruittLindsay Pruitt, MDiv
On-call
205-638-9090


Gordon PughGordon Pugh, MDiv, MPhil, BCC
NICU, Spanish Language Spiritual Care
205-638-9094


Peggy Sanderford PonderPeggy Sanderford Ponder, MDiv, BCC
Pulmonary
205-638-9990



Brett VebberBrett Vebber, MDiv, BCC
Behavioral Health
205-638-5927